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which is more risky ?

Post by crazypsp » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:15 pm

installing cfw on your psp or rooting/flashing your android ?
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Re: which is more risky ?

Post by m0skit0 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:45 pm

CFW on PSP. No possible recovery if brick on unhackables. A smartphone can always be recovered using a GoldCard.
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Re: which is more risky ?

Post by crazypsp » Sat Oct 08, 2011 2:36 pm

i rooted my android but i am confused which rom to install on my android(galaxy ace).
and does region matters in installing roms ?

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Re: which is more risky ?

Post by wololo » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:17 am

Financially speaking, rooting a smartphone sounds more dangerous to me.

Some carriers use a specially modified firmware in order to recognize if your phone is part of their network, or part of another network (roaming). With a customized firmware, you lose the recognition step, and the phone becomes considered as "outside of the data plan". A friend who rooted his Android phone here in Japan ended up having to pay 300'000 yens(3'000 dollars) to Softbank for his monthly fee. It was his company phone so he didn't care, but just saying...
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Re: which is more risky ?

Post by m0skit0 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:29 am

You just switch carrier to some company that does not use a modified firmware ;)
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Re: which is more risky ?

Post by wololo » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:01 am

m0skit0 wrote:You just switch carrier to some company that does not use a modified firmware ;)
This is not possible in Japan, where carriers are extremely powerful
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Re: which is more risky ?

Post by karkinissan » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:31 am

Flashing a ROM is much safer in my opinion. You should always have a NANDROID backup though. Sometimes, even if you dont, and u brick your phone, there are ways to fix the phone.
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Re: which is more risky ?

Post by m0skit0 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:35 am

Wololo wrote:This is not possible in Japan, where carriers are extremely powerful
How not possible? You can't just buy a new card from another carrier?
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Re: which is more risky ?

Post by Coldbird » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:38 am

Android, no doubt about it.

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Re: which is more risky ?

Post by wololo » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:58 am

m0skit0 wrote:
Wololo wrote:This is not possible in Japan, where carriers are extremely powerful
How not possible? You can't just buy a new card from another carrier?
If the phone is not rooted, it will not accept a sim card from another carrier.
Even if you root it, whatever carrier you buy the sim card from will charge you at least twice the regular price if you use the sim in a different phone than the one they sold you (because you run in the problem I mentioned above, which is that the phone is recognized as "not an authorized phone for the data plan").

Edit: I don't think they have nice "anti-trust" laws in JP like we have in Europe. At least, those laws don't seem to apply to massive Carriers like Docomo...
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